What is the pupil premium?
The Pupil Premium provides additional funding on top of the main funding a school receives. It is targeted at pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to ensure they benefit from the same opportunities as pupils from less deprived families.
Why is there a pupil premium?
Pupils who have been eligible for FSM at any point in their school career have consistently lower educational attainment than those who have never been eligible.
How many pupils at Woodside are eligible for the Pupil Premium?
For 2023-24, 32% of pupils at Woodside are eligible for the Pupil Premium. This is a higher than average proportion of the school community than national.
How will the impact of the spending of the Pupil Premium be measured?
At Woodside, we monitor pupil attainment and progress on a half termly basis. Within this cycle, we track and report individually on pupils eligible for Pupil Premium. Headline data is reported to governors termly.
Pupil Premium funding and spending for Academic Year 2023-2024 within a 3 year strategy
Please refer to the strategy statement
How is Pupil Premium funding spent to improve outcomes for children?
All pupils at Woodside Academy have a diagnosis of autism with associated complex needs. They all have an Education, Health and Care Plan. Teaching, learning and support for the child is individualised and end of year progress data for all pupils is good. Pupil premium monies are spent on key areas linked to the SDP and particular focus is on closing the gap to ensure that there are no children at disadvantage.
Woodside Academy's Strategy Statement for 2023-2024 can be found here